The Cup Series closes out a doubleheader weekend and the round of 12 at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 400.

The course will look slightly different for today’s racers after NASCAR has removed six sets of the black and yellow “turtles” after a second race incident during the Xfinity race on Saturday.

This is also a cut off race for the round of 12, by the end of today’s race four more drivers will be eliminated from the playoffs.

Chase Elliott has won the past two races at The Roval and is looking for the three-pete in today’s race.

After getting his first win as a car owner and the only driver to win a race in the round of 12, Denny Hamlin sits on the pole and will bring the field to green with Brad Keselowski starting alongside on the front row.

Garrett Smithley will have to start the race from the back of the field after some inspection issues.

Xfinity Series winner AJ Allmendinger is doing the double this weekend; along with Josh Bilicki and Justin Haley.

The starting lineup for the Bank of America 400:
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Christopher Bell
Martin Truex Jr
Ryan Blaney
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
William Byron
Alex Bowman
Kurt Busch
Austin Dillon
Bubba Wallace
Chris Buescher
Erik Jones
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Michael McDowell
Anthony Alfredo
Aric Almirola
Chase Briscoe
Cole Custer
Ryan Newman
Daniel Suarez
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Quin Houff
Tyler Reddick
Matt DiBenedetto
Ryan Preece
Cody Ware
AJ Allmendinger
Garrett Smithley – moved to the back of the field
Scott Heckert
Joey Hand
Josh Bilicki
Justin Haley
Timmy Hill

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 10.

Stages one and two of the race are 25 laps each with stage three lasting 59 laps for a total of 109 laps around the 2.32 mile road course.

Drivers can run 33 to 35 laps on a single load of fuel.

All of the drivers have pink window nets for today’s race in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Fans will be able to bid on those window nets after the race.

Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane as James Bond himself – Daniel Craig – waves the green flag to start the race. Hamlin edges out Brad Keselowski to take the lead.

Lap two, Denny Hamlin leads the race with Brad Keselowski in second; Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, and Christopher Bell round out the top five as the drivers feel things out in the first few laps.

Lap two, Joey Logano passes team mate Brad Keselowski for second.

Lap three, Chase Elliott passes Christopher Bell for fifth.

Lap four, Denny Hamlin has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Joey Logano; Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Martin Truex Jr is dropping through the field with handling issues.

Lap five, Aric Almirola spins out in the back stretch chicane and makes contact with Chris Buescher but the track stays green.

Lap seven, Denny Hamlin has led every lap so far and has a lead of two and a half seconds on Joey Logano; Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

Lap nine, Denny Hamlin has increased his lead to over three seconds on Joey Logano.

Lap 10, several drivers come down pit road for fresh tires.  They cannot take on fuel until the competition caution.

Denny Hamlin’s lead is now over four and a half seconds ahead of Joey Logano.

Christopher Bell was caught speeding on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Leader Denny Hamlin brings his number eleven car down pit road, giving the lead over to Joey Logano.

Lap eleven, Joey Logano has a second and a half lead on Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Larson round out the top five.

At the end of lap eleven, NASCAR displays the yellow flag for the competition caution.

A number of drivers come down pit road for service; drivers can now add fuel to their cars.  Drivers who made a pit stop prior to the caution have stayed out on the track.

Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 14 and goes nose to nose with team mate Ryan Blaney.  Blaney gets out in front for the lead with Logano in second; Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

The top seven drivers have yet to make a pit stop.

Lap 14, Brad Keselowski spins out after some contact form AlexBowman but has to wait for the field to pass before he can continue.  The track stays green.

Lap 15, Ryan Blaney leads the race with Joey Logano in second; Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Lap 17, Ryan Blaney has a lead of over half a second on Joey Logano; Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Larson round out the top five.

Ryan Newman brings out the caution flag on lap 19 with a flat tire and gets into the wall.  Brad Keselowski narrowly missed being hit by Newman.

With five laps remaining ins stage one, several of the drivers come down pit road for service.  Denny Hamlin wins the race off of pit road.

After coming down pit road, Denny Hamlin said that he should have stayed out.  He was caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for thre green flag restart with just htree laps remaining in stage one.  AJ Allmendinger passes Blaney for the lead.

The top five are AJ Allmendinger, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, and Ryan Preece.

Chase Elliott passes Ryan Blaney for second and is looking to takes the lead.

Ryan Preece gets into the wall with two laps to go in stage one; the track stays green.

Leaders AJ Allmendinger and Chase Elliott have yet to make a pit stop.  These two drivers have dominated at the Roval over the past couple of years.

On the final lap of stage one, AJ Allmendinger and Chase Elliott battle for the lead with Chase Elliott winning the stage.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Chase Elliott
AJ Allmendinger
Ryan Blaney
Martin Truex Jr
Joey Logano
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Willian Byron
Michael McDowell
Kevin Harvick

Drivers come down pit road for service but AJ Allmendinger stayed out on the track.  Chase Elliott wins the race off of pit road.

AJ Allmendinger brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 30 with Kyle Busch alongside.  Allmendinger and Kyle Busch go side by side in a battle for the lead.  Kyle Busch takes the lead of the race with William Byron in second.

Reports are that along with a flat tire, Ryan Newman has a broken shock mount.

Lap 31, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on William Byron; Kyle Larson, AJ Allmendinger, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five.

Alex Bowman reports that he may have an electrical issue in his car.

Martin Truex Jr is reporting some radio issues.  He also reports that the car is not handling well but cannot elaborate due to radio issues.

Lap 33, Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second on William Byron; Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Kyle Larson is also reporting voltage issues in his car.

The caution flag comes out on lap 34 when Chris Buescher spins out.

Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman are on pit road for repairs.  The alternator belt on Kyle Larson’s car has come off.  The alternator belt is fine on Alex Bowman’s car.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 36 with William Byron alongside.

Kyle Busch takes the lead with Kevin Harvick in second; William Byron, Austin Dillon, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

After finally making his first pit stop, AJ Allmendinger returns to the track in 21st place.

Kyle Larson has won six races this season – the most of any driver – and he is currently below the cut line to be eliminated from the playoffs.

Lap 37, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Kevin Harvick; William Byron, Austin Dillon, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

With his Hendrick Motorsports team mates having voltage issues, William Byron’s crew tells his to turn off all fans and keep an eye on his voltage meter.

Lap 38, Kyle Busch has increased his lead to a second and a half on Kevin Harvick; William Byron, Austin Dillon, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five with Chase Elliott in sixth.

Christopher Bell gets into the grass but gets back on the track.

Lap 42, Kyle Busch holds on to a once second plus lead on Kevin Harvick with William Byron, Chase Elliott, and Austin Dillon rounding out the top five.

Ryan Newman is the only driver out of the race; all drivers on the track are on the lead lap.

Lap 44, back is 22nd place, Alex Bowman is still reporting voltage issues.  He is reporting only 12 volts with everything shut off…including driver cooling systems.

Lap 45, Cole Custer spins out but the track stays green.

Lap 47, Kyle Busch has a second and a half lead on Kevin Harvick

Lap 48, several drivers come down pit road for service prior to the end of stage two beginning with William Bryon.  Leaders stay out.

Christopher Bell reports that something on the right side of the car is hitting the track.  Bell damaged the right side of his car when he made his run through the grass.

Lap 49, Kyle Busch has a three second lead on Kevin Harvick; Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Chase Elliott passes Kevin Harvick for second on the final lap of stage two.

With a lead of nearly five seconds, Kyle Busch wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Blaney
Joey Logano
Kyle Larson
Brad Keselowski
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
William Byron

Drivers come down pit road for service.  Alex Bowman made another trip down pit road to replace his battery.  He reports that his voltage reads 13.1 – 14.5 is considered in good shape.

Kyle Larson comes down pit road and the crew works to replace his alternator belt.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 54 with Austin Dillon alongside.

William Byron leads the race with Austin Dillon in second; Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Kyle Larson’s crew reports that the alternator belt is back on and they are good to go.

Chase Elliott and Cole Custer brings out the sixth caution flag on lap 55.  Prior to the contact with Cole Custer, Kevin Harvick sent Chase Elliott into the wall.  NBC broadcasters question whether or not the incident is “pay back” for an incident in Bristol.

Chase Elliott’s car has a broken track bar and a severely damaged deck lid which is required to be on the car by NASCAR.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 58 with Austin Dillon in second; Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Chase Elliott is back on the track and must maintain minimum speed.

AJ Allmendinger is stopped on the track with an engine issue on lap 59.  The track stays green.

Chase Elliott has met minimum speed and is off the “crash clock”.  He is still on the lead lap.

AJ Allmendinger is out of the race with engine failure.

Lap 60, William Byron has a lead of over two seconds on Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

Chase Elliott is running lap speeds in the top 10.  He is currently in 36th place.

Lap 63, William Byron has a three second lead on Austin Dillon; Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick, and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Lap 66, William Byron has a three second lead on Austin Dillon; Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Lap 69, Denny Hamlin misses the chicane on the backstretch and has to come to a complete stop before moving on.  He falls from third to sixth place.

Lap 70, William Byron has a lead of over three and a half seconds on Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick who art battling for second; Kurt Busch, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch make contact on the track.

Lap 72, Tyler Reddick has closed the gap on leader William Byron to under three seconds; Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Lap 74, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell begin the cycle of green flag pit stops.

Alex Bowman’s crew reports that they need to replace the battery every half hour.

Lap 75, more drivers make their green flag pit stops.

Lap 76, leader William Byron makes his green flag pit stop.  Kurt Busch is the new leader.

Lap 77, Kurt Busch makes his green flag pit stop and gives the lead over to Chris Buescher.

Lap 79, Chris Buescher makes his pit stop and gives the lead over to Denny Hamlin.  He and Matt DiBenedetto have not made their pit stops.

Lap 79, Chase Elliott makes his green flag pit stop.

Lap 80, Matt DiBenedetto makes his pit stop.  Kenny Hamlin leads the race with William Byron over 10 seconds back in second.

Lap 81, Chase Elliott passes Denny Hamlin to unlap himself and is now back on the lead lap.  Chase Elliott’s rear bumper has come loose.

Lap 81, leader Denny Hamlin makes his green flag pit stop and gives the lead back to William Byron with Tyler Reddick in second.

Lap 82, William Byron has a one second lead on Tyler Reddick; Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Lap 84, the rear bumper on Chase Elliott’s car is barely hanging on and flailing about.

With 25 laps to go, William Byron has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Tyler Reddick; Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch, and Chris Buescher round out their top five.

Lap 87, the caution flag comes out after the rear bumper on Chase Elliott’s car finally comes off.  Elliott is the last car on the lead lap.

Many of the drivers come down pit road for service but Denny Hamlin stayed out on the track.  Crews work to repair Chase Elliott’s car.  Alex Bowman was caught speeding on pit road.

Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag restart with Matt DiBenedetto alongside with 20 laps remaining in the race.  Hamlin jumps out in front for the lead as drivers get three wide across the track.

Denny Hamlin leads the race with Tyler Reddick in second; William Byron, Kyle Larson ,and Matt DiBenedetto round out the top five.

Brad Keselowski spins out but the track stays green.  Drivers got bunched up trying not to his Keselowski

With 19 laps to go, Denny Hamlin leads the race with William Byron in second but Byron misses the chicane but only slowed down, he did not come to a complete stop.  He made his stop at the second chicane.

Eighteen to go, Denny Hamlin leads the race with Kyle Larson half a second behind; Tyler Reddick, Mat DiBenedetto, and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Lap 93, Corey LaJoie and Joey Hand bring out the caution flag when they hit the wall and leave debris on the track.  There was a four wide battle at the time of the wreck.

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service.

The battery is holding up, but Alex Bowman is reporting some handling issues with his car.

Lap 96, Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag restart with Kyle Larson alongside.  Denny Hamlin edges out for the lead but gets a challenge form Kyle Larson.  After a battle that sees the lead swap a couple of times, Hamlin takes the lead and Tyler Reddick gets around Kyle Larson for second.

Kurt Busch misses the chicane and has to come to a complete stop.

There are only 13 laps remaining in the race, Denny Hamlin has a narrow lead on Tyler Reddick; Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Drivers are battling all through the field with drivers getting three and four wide across the track.

Twelve to go, Denny Hamlin has a third of a second lead on Kyle Larson; Tyler Reddick, Chris Buescher, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

With eleven laps to go, Kevin Harvick brings out the caution flag when he locks the tires, misses the corner, and gets into the wall hard.  The engine is on fire.  Harvick climbs out of the car and walks to the ambulance.

A handful of drivers come down pit road for service.

Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag restart with Kyle Larson alongside with eight laps to go.  Denny Hamlin gets out in front but Kyle Larson passes Hamlin to take the lead with Tyler Reddick in second; Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher, and William Byron round out the top five.

Before the end of the lap, Kyle Larson pulls out to a one second lead on Tyler Reddick.

Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin make contact going into a corner but the track stays green.

Seven to go, Kyle Larson continues to hold the lead with Tyler Reddick in second; William Byron, Chris Buescher, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Five to go, Kyle Larson holds on to the lead with Tyler Reddick in second.  Third place driver William Byron is still 34 points below the cut line.

Martin Truex Jr spins out after Joey Hand made contact with Truex.

Four to go, Kyle Larson has a lead of over a second on Tyler Reddick.

Two to go, William Byron gets into the grass.  The track stays green.  There is a lot of debris on Byron’s grille but the tires are good.

Kyle Larson takes the white flag.

Kyle Larson wins the race for his seventh win of the season.  He becomes the first Cup Series driver to win three road course races in the same season.  This season Kyle Larson has run a total of 96 races…he has won 85 of them!

When the battery and voltage issues happened, Kyle Larson was at risk for being eliminated from the playoffs, despite his six race wins.

For the first time since the playoffs began Kevin Harvick did not survive the round of 12 and has been eliminated from the playoffs after getting into the wall.  William Byron, Christopher Bell, and Alex Bowman have also been eliminated from the playoffs.

Going forward only playoff points get transferred to the final round before the championship race.

Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski will be moving on to the next round of the playoffs.

The unofficial results of the Bank of America Roval 400:
Kyle Larson
Tyler Reddick
Chris Buescher
Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
Matt DiBenedetto
Joey Logano
Christopher Bell
Ryan Blaney
Alex Bowman
William Byron
Chase Elliott
Daniel Suarez
Bubba Wallace
Austin Dillon
Michael McDowell
Erik Jones
Cole Custer
Ryan Preece
Brad Keselowski
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Chase Briscoe
Ross Chastain
Aric Almirola
Kurt Busch
Anthony Alfredo
Joey Hand
Josh Bilicki
Martin Truex Jr
Quin Houff
Scott Heckert
Timmy Hill
Kevin Harvick
Garrett Smithley
Corey LaJoie
Cody Ware
Justin Haley
AJ Allmendinger
Ryan Newman